The All-Star Jam

Can plays and players save baseball from itself?

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The message during the all-star break is that baseball is in great shape in terms of competition and emerging talent. Unfortunately, the people charged with getting that message out are likely to drop the ball.

Martin Johnson is a New York writer.

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